Friday, November 3, 2017
Review: The Roanoke Girls
By Amy Engel
Genre Adult Contemporary
Lane's mother never talked fondly of her childhood home. When her mother commits suicide Lane has no other options. She must go to the strange estate in Kansas to live with her grandparents. That summer the secrets are revealed and Lane can't get away fast enough but when her cousin Allegra goes missing Lane must return to the home she spent a summer in as a teenager and confront the families secrets to find out what happened to her cousin.
The Second time I saw Roanoke was a month after my mother committed suicide.
Oi! I'm not sure what I expected when I decided to read this one but it isn't what I got.
I was blown away by the beautiful writing in this one. Not just the style but the way everything came together with the past and present story telling and glimpses of the Roanoke girls.
Thus I gave it an extra star. Without that writing this one would have been a one star for me. The plot was just so disturbing and cringe inducing and I felt sick just reading it.
And then I asked myself why. Why did the author decide to write this twisted little story? There's nothing to be learned from it. No hope to offer or message to be learned. It was just gross and crass and pretty graphic.
So while I really didn't like this one I want to try something else the author wrote. As long as it's not a disturbing story like this one.
Should you read it
Can't recommend it. Just can't.
Posted by Jenny at 5:09 PM